Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: "Stormin" Gorman Thomas

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected by Brewers Charities
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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Was a spectacular home run slugger, premier outfielder and one of the most popular Milwaukee Brewers ever. A gifted athlete, he earned 14 individual letters in high school while playing football, baseball, basketball and track. He was the #1 draft pick of the Seattle Pilots in 1969. Thomas played with the Milwaukee Brewers from 1973-1983 and from 1978-1982 he hit more home runs than anyone in baseball. In 1981 he was named to the American League All-Star Team and was a member of the 1982 American League Championship Team. He twice led the American League in home runs - 45 in 1979 and 39 in 1982. In 1982 he was awarded the Babe Ruth Home Run Crown. Thomas was named the 1985 American League Comeback Player of the Year. He retired after the 1986 season with 268 career home runs.
Inducted - 2003
The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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